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Posted by: thomas | 2008/07/12

Zone cosmecutials

Hi doctor

I am currently using the neostrata and prevage and it is great. However i have been told about Zone cosmecuaticals and that i can and do pentrate the dermis which no topical creams due but the only thing is that it contains co enzyme 10 could you please tell me does this anti- oxidant when applied to the skin cause auto- oxidazing as read when it is taking orally please advise and is it worth buying just for a change

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Hi Thomas, thank you for the question.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) acts in the body as an anti-oxidant and prevents free radical damage. In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules. Besides, CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage. Furthermore, CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells.

Studies performed on Idebenone (Prevage MD) was found to be more effective than other antioxidants, including: kinetin (Kinerase®), coenzyme Q10 (Q10 Plus Wrinkle Control products from NIVEA®), lipoic acid (N.V. Perricone M.D. Cosmeceuticals®), vitamin C, and vitamin E.
Idebenone has low molecular weight, excellent skin penetration and long shelf life stability.

Following from the above the choice of using a different range is entirely up to you. Zone’s main ingredient emphasis is to act as anti-oxidants and there is nothing stopping you from combining these ranges together.

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